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To Cache or not to Cache – Boosting performance in Xcelsius Tech Tip

I was recently asked this question on how best to handle a 13 month dataset when in the dashboard the goal is to only display monthly detail and summary data.  This is a good question and in my opinion worth sharing here because it is dealing with boosting Xcelsius backend ...

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Passing Flash Variables

Question: What is a Flash Variable connection and what is it used for?     Answer: Flash Variable connection is used to pass a variable from one dashboard or interface to the second dashboard.     Let us consider two dashboards here: a) Parent dashboard  – from which you will be passing a variable to ...

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How to Implement “BOUSER” Row-Level Security in Xcelsius QAAWS and Live Office Connections

Question: How can I get user-specific data results for Xcelsius dashboards viewed through BusinessObjects InfoView? Answer: There are a few application variables that BusinessObjects provides for use when a user logs into InfoView, one of which is BOUSER.  BOUser is the variable for the userId that is logged in and ...

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Text Formatting Your Way in Crystal Reports

Question: Have you ever created a formula, to build a string of text, and wanted to format parts of it separately? Answer: Use HTML codes to format your string. Explanation This Tech Tip uses the Customer Table from the Sample Database that comes with Crystal Reports. The easiest way to ...

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